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Illinois to pull license plate with number tied to white supremacy after owner threatened on Twitter

CHICAGO - There was a palpable sense of shock in the voice of the man when told his Illinois license plate contains a symbolic number used by white supremacists.

"I had no idea that ... I had no idea," the man said, tripping over his words during a telephone conversation with a Tribune reporter. "I am completely blown away, blown away and a little terrified. Because that is definitely not me by any stretch of the imagination. ... Holy (expletive)!"

On Tuesday, Twitter user @petegaines posted

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